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5 FSMO Roles in Active Directory
Apr 23, 2018
FSMO roles give you confidence that your domain will be able to perform the primary functions of authenticating users and permissions. Learn more today.
Varonis eBook: Pen Testing Active Directory Environments
Mar 16, 2017
You may have been following our series of posts on pen testing Active Directory environments and learned about the awesome powers of PowerView. No doubt you were wowed by our cliffhanger...
Binge Read Our Pen Testing Active Directory Series
Feb 08, 2017
With winter storm Niko now on its extended road trip, it’s not too late, at least here in the East Coast, to make a few snow day plans. Sure you...
Pen Testing Active Directory Environments, Part VI: The Final Case
Jan 27, 2017
If you’ve come this far in the series, I think you’ll agree that security pros have to move beyond checking off lists. The mind of the hacker is all about making...
Pen Testing Active Directory Environments, Part V: Admins and Graphs
Jan 17, 2017
If you’ve survived my last blog post, you know that Active Directory group structures can be used as powerful weapons by hackers. Our job as pen testers is to borrow...
Pen Testing Active Directory Environments, Part IV: Graph Fun
Jan 04, 2017
If we haven’t already learned from playing six degrees of Kevin Bacon, then certainly Facebook and Linkedin have taught us we’re all connected. Many of the same ideas of connectedness...
Pen Testing Active Directory Environments, Part III: Chasing Power Users
Dec 16, 2016
For those joining late, I’m currently pen testing the mythical Acme company, now made famous by a previous pen testing engagement (and immortalized in this free ebook). This time around...
Pen Testing Active Directory Environments, Part I: Introduction to crackmapexec (and PowerView)
Nov 10, 2016
I was talking to a pen testing company recently at a data security conference to learn more about “day in the life” aspects of their trade. Their president told me...
The Difference Between Active Directory and LDAP
Jul 13, 2016
A quick, plain-English explanation. Active Directory is a directory service made by Microsoft, and LDAP is how you speak to it.
Active Directory Security Best Practices
Sep 21, 2015
Active Directory Security should be a top priority of any organization. Read on to learn why AD is so important and how to protect yourself from cyber attacks.
Difference Between Organizational Units and Active Directory Groups
Jun 25, 2015
Active Directory loves hierarchy. Domains, Organizational Units, groups, users, etc. Sometimes it can be confusing—how do I best structure my AD?
Office 365 Migration: Enterprise Guide and Best Practices
Dec 10, 2014
There are many factors to consider as you migrate your infrastructure to Office 365. Read this blog for several tip and things to think about.
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